BALLET stars are heading to Hatch House in Tisbury.

Ballet Under the Stars presented by the Covent Garden Dance Company takes centre stage on July 20, 21 and 22.

The Covent Garden Dance Company has been staging the International Stars of Ballet and Dance in Hatch House’s 17th Century Walled Dutch Garden since 2010.

The event presents three nights of world class ballet and dance performed by some of the greatest names from all over the world.

This year it will celebrate and showcase the best of British talent with dancers, choreography, design and music. The dinner, wines and venue will also have a very British theme and flavour.

The choreography is represented by two of ballet’s greats, Sir Frederick Ashton and Sir Kenneth MacMillan.

The programme is a mix of classical, neo-classical and contemporary ballet.

Matt Brady, founder of the Covent Garden Dance Company, has commissioned new pieces for this year from young choreographers Daniel Davidson and George Williamson.

Alastair Marriott premieres a new work at Hatch too, Limerence, to be danced by Mara Galeazzi (Guest Principal The Royal Ballet) and Vito Mazzeo (Dutch National Ballet).

This year is the 30th Anniversary of the death of ballet choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton. His nephew has given the Covent Garden Dance Company permission to perform The White Pas de Deux from Marguerite and Armand.

The original dress, created originally for Dame Margot Fonteyn by Cecil Beaton, is being replicated for Ballet Under the Stars 2018.

The new dress will be for Mara Galeazzi and is being made by world famous costume designer Cécile Van Dijk who has worked on films including Star Wars, Suite Française, Tulip Fever and The Duchess and most recently with Mark Bridges on Phantom Thread.

Galeazzi, will perform the White Pas De Deux with Mazzeo along with two other works as part of the Best of British programme, a solo from Requiem and the Farewell Pas De Deux from Winter Dreams both by Sir Kenneth MacMillan.

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